Bed of Roses (1933 film)

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Bed of Roses
Bed of Roses Poster.jpg
original film poster
Directed by Gregory LaCava
Starring Constance Bennett
Joel McCrea
Pert Kelton
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s)
  • July 14, 1933 (1933-07-14)
Running time 67 min.
Country United States
Language English

Bed of Roses (1933) is a Pre-Code comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Constance Bennett.[1] The picture was released by RKO Radio Pictures.

Plot and production background[edit]

Constance Bennett and Pert Kelton (the original "Alice" in Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners and Mrs. Paroo in the The Music Man) portray a pair of rollickingly wanton prostitutes who occasionally get hapless male admirers drunk before robbing them, at least until the girls are caught and thrown back into jail.

The bawdy film is laced with witty dialogue, some of which was scripted by La Cava, as well as scenes that would never be allowed after the adoption of the Production Code in July 1934. The picture also features leading man Joel McCrea as the skipper of a small cotton boat who fishes Bennett's character out of the river after she's dived off a ship to escape capture.



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